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Lauren Saks has been making a career out of music since she moved to Nashville in 2011.
She will spend 2024 touring with Terri Clark and Kimberly Perry. She spent the fall and winter of 2023 performing with Hailey Whitters, opening for Eric Church, Jelly Roll, and Luke Bryan.
As part of the Terri Clark band, Lauren toured the US in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023 opening for Reba McEntire. Performances included the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden.
In early 2023, Lauren performed with Hailey Whitters on Live! With Jimmy Kimmel, after having toured with Hailey the previous year on her headlining tour, as well as on a tour opening for Midland in 2021.
In early 2018 Lauren joined the band of Grammy-nominated, Canadian Music Hall of Fame artist, Terri Clark, backing her up on harmony vocals, fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar. Lauren made her Grand Ole Opry debut performing with Terri in February of 2018.
Lauren has performed and/or recorded with a variety of other Nashville artists as well, including 2010 CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Victoria Banks, Adam Wakefield (The Voice), and Eric Paslay. She played nightly for years in Nashville's Lower Broadway honky-tonks and continues to perform in venues in and out of town.
In 2012 Lauren toured with the Bluegrass group, The Dixie Bee-Liners, appearing at such venues and festivals as the Carter Family Fold and Grey Fox.
Lauren performs in classical string ensembles for events and concerts as well, and also maintains a private studio of violin students.
Lauren received her master's degree in Commercial Violin Performance from Belmont University in 2016, and her bachelor's degree from Denison University in 2010, having double majored in violin performance and creative writing. At Denison, she was featured as concertmaster and soloist with the Denison orchestra on a performance tour through China, and was also featured in the Denison bluegrass and swing ensembles.
In the fall of 2008, Lauren studied abroad at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music in The Netherlands.
Lauren is a classically trained violinist from the Chicago area, and has been playing since she was eight years old.